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October 2018 School Holiday Programme - Hamilton

1 - 12 October 2018

Supervised programmes for ages 7-13 years only

8.30am-5pm Monday to Friday

$45 per day

Book online here


Monday 1 October

Moggy Monday

Calling all cat lovers! Join us for feline feast of artistic delights based on our favourite animal.


Tuesday 2 October

‘Toons on Tuesday

Unleash your cartooning skills and combine cartoons with real-life images.


Wednesday 3 October

Crack the Code

Travel through the past, present and future of human communication. Learn about coding and encrypting while solving hidden clues to reveal a mysterious secret.


Thursday 4 October

JCAA - Junior Contemporary Art Award

Imagine you are a contestant in the National Contemporary Art Award and create a fabulous artwork to wow the judges.


Friday 5 October

Harry’s Halloween

Prepare for a mystical and magical Halloween with a day of creativity and craftiness.


Monday 8 October

Hamilton History

Explore Hamilton’s history through photographs of people on our streets and create your own 3D scene of a historic moment in time.


Tuesday 9 October

Fantastic Printastic

Learn and practice printing skills to experience a day in a life as a printmaker artist.


Wednesday 10 October

The Dig

Go on an archaeological dig where we learn about carbon dating, identifying bones, skeletons, coins and what stories they tell us about our culture.


Thursday 11 October

Toymaker’s Workshop

Do you like building things? How about playing with toys? Join us for our Toymaker’s Workshop! Come ready to create toys to take home and play with.


Friday 12 October

Jingle your Bells

Christmas comes early at the Museum. Make your artistic tree decorations and gifts in plenty of time for the festive season. 


Terms and Conditions: 

Programmes must be booked and paid for online by 10pm the day prior to selected programme. Bookings are not confirmed until payment is received.

Registrations must be completed by a parent or guardian of the child enrolled over the age of 18 years old.

For health and safety reasons, children must be aged 7-13 to attend. Please do not be offended if we ask for proof of age of your child/children. 


You must book and supply complete enrolment details for each child. A copy of this will be emailed to you.


Once accepted registrations are final. If your child/children cannot attend a booked programme, we require 24 hours' notice of cancellation to issue a refund. Email us to notify.

Unless required by law, transfers or refunds (partial or full) are not issued except in extenuating circumstances and at the sole discretion of Waikato Museum.

Programme supervision

The everyday programme ratio is one teacher to 10 children. Depending on the activity, some programmes require more supervision.

Children will be in view of staff at all times when appropriate.

Children will be informed of the boundaries and are expected to stay within them.

Children are not to leave the supervised area.

Children misbehaving to such a level that it causes disruption to the programme and others will be removed and their parents/caregivers will be contacted to collect them.

Children who are too unwell to participate will be assessed and the appropriate action taken to assist them. Parents/caregivers will be contacted in the first instance and in most cases will be asked to collect their child/children.

What to bring

Suitable clothing must be worn e.g. outdoor activities require a warm jacket in the winter or a sunhat in the summer.

Children must bring appropriate, healthy food for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, and a labelled drink bottle.


Full day programmes are from 8.30am – 5pm. The tutored portion of each day's session concludes at 3.30pm. Between 3.30pm and when you pick up your child, they wind down by watching a movie in our lecture theatre. 

Children must be collected at or before 5pm. If you are more than 10 minutes late to pick up your child/children, a $10 fee will apply per child.

Parking is available in the Museum car park (paid) accessible on the north side Victoria Street entrance of ArtsPost or on Grantham Street (2 and 3-hour limit).


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